Giacomo Gerosa

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Italy

Dr. Giacomo A. Gerosa, MD in Environmental Sciences (1997), PhD in Agricultural Ecology (2002); is ecologist and ecophysiologist with main research interests on the characterization of the exchange processes between atmosphere and biosphere, and on the effects of air pollutants on agricultural and forest ecosystems, with special regards to ozone. He is a researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Physics of the Catholic University of the Scared Heart of Brescia, Italy and professor of Ecology, Chemistry, Biology and Micrometeorology at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural sciences of the same University. Formerly he was a professor of Ecotoxycology, Pollutants Control in Agricultural Environment, and Use and Recycle of Biomasses in Agriculture. He is a Scientific Director of CRINES (Center of Research on Air Pollution and Ecosystems) at Curno (Bergamo); Chair of the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Environmental Physics of the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the Catholic University of SC of Brescia and President of Ecometrics Ltd., a Spin-Off company of the Catholic University of SC of Brescia. He is currently involved in many national and European research projects as a scientific reference for the Catholic University. He is the author of more than 60 papers in international peer reviewed journals and books, and referee for about 10 journals.

Giacomo Gerosa

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This book represents an overview of the direct measurement techniques of evapotranspiration with related applications to the water use optimization in the agricultural practice and to the ecosystems study. Different measuring techniques at leaf level (porometry), plant-level (sap-flow, lysimetry) and agro-ecosystem level (Surface Renewal, Eddy Covariance, Multi layer BREB), are presented with detailed explanations and examples. For the optimization of the water use in agriculture, detailed measurements on transpiration demands of crops and different cultivars, as well as results of different irrigation schemes and techniques (i.e. subsurface drip) in semi-arid areas for open-field, greenhouse and potted grown plants are presented. Aspects on ET of crops in saline environments, effects of ET on groundwater quality in xeric environments as well as the application of ET to climatic classification are also depicted. The book provides an excellent overview for both, researchers and student,s who intend to address these issues.

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